Peabody Energy is proceeding with the ventilation of the first segment of the North Goonyella Mine in consultation with the Queensland Mine Inspectorate. This is part of a comprehensive phased re-ventilation and re-entry plan and expected longwall production in 2020, the company said.

“This marks an important first step in the next phase of activities aimed at resuming normal operations at North Goonyella,” said Peabody President and CEO Glenn Kellow. “As we move forward in the process, we appreciate the ongoing support of our many stakeholders, including our employees, the union, customers, the inspectorate, neighboring mines, the community of Moranbah and countless others.”